Exercise Science – Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Exercise science involves the study of how the body operates and adapts to the stresses of physical exertion in health and disease. This includes in-depth study of functional anatomy and physiology, the effects of activity on health, how to improve work or sports performance through training, and many other related topics. Exercise science includes but is not limited to the study of fitness and athletic performance. Some of the most important topics are the roles of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease, healthy childhood growth and development, and maintaining health and independence later in life. Georgetown College’s exercise science program is aligned with and accredited by the two largest professional organizations in the field, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Students in the exercise science program have choice of a general program or may choose an area of emphasis based on their career goals.